But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Do Not Be Surprised - Apologetic Report
Friday, 14 September 2018 04:09

This 'n' That

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imageHurricane Florence as seen from the space station. Credit: NASA; Source: Space.com I do hope you are all remembering to pray for those in the path of Hurricane Florence. When we see such seemingly uncontrollable—yet divinely controlled—strength, it ought to cause us to reassess our priorities. Not...

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Saturday, 08 September 2018 22:43

A Hymn No Man Can Mimic

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imageI love the sound of rain. It's steadiness is soothing to me, and I appreciate how it seems to overwhelm all other noise. Yet, over the past 24 hours, we have received an extraordinary amount of rain, due to Tropical Storm Gordon making its way across the map. The temperatures have dropped and the...

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Saturday, 08 September 2018 22:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageHis Eye Is On the Sparrow

Authors: EBenz...

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Saturday, 08 September 2018 01:00

Equipping Eve: The Fruit of God's Faithfulness

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imageGod is faithful. It’s easy for us to give lip service to this, because we intellectually know it to be true, but sometimes it helps to reflect on real, living examples of how God has exercised His faithfulness to His people. That’s when our Lord stops being an unreachable entity in the sky, and sta...

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Friday, 07 September 2018 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageAny time my family traveled to the beach when I was young, one of my primary goals was to find a large conch shell so I could take the ocean home. You know what I mean; the phenomenon of holding a shell to your ear and hearing the waves is one that fascinated me as a child, especially since that...

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Saturday, 01 September 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageSince Christ My Soul From Sin Set Free

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 31 August 2018 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageLately, I've had a lot of opportunities to bite my electronic tongue. It seems as though I'm living and reliving Proverbs 13:3 in nearly every area of my life: on social media, in text message conversations, and at work. Yes, if my electronic tongue were real, it would be quite bloody by now! I've...

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Sunday, 26 August 2018 05:41

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageCome, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 24 August 2018 04:37

This 'n' That

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imageWhenever I see a particularly beautiful sunrise or sunset, I become acutely aware of our Creator, His goodness, His beauty, and, well, His creativity! I'm sure I'm not the only one who enjoys His handiwork, but no matter how many lovely sunrises I see, I never cease to be amazed at the distinctness...

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Saturday, 18 August 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageAnd Can It Be?

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 17 August 2018 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageIt's raining. It's been raining. It's humid. It's been humid. All. Summer. Long (the humidity, not the rain). The air outside is so thick, you can barely breathe. Even though the sun isn't shining, today you can step outside and quickly break into a sweat just because the heavy, stagnant air isn't...

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Saturday, 11 August 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageIt Is Well

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 10 August 2018 04:43

This 'n' That

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imageThere are bugs in the grass. Get it? Earlier this week, after finishing an evening walk, I wandered over to my “garden” (okay, it’s a couple of raised garden beds on the side of the house. I live in the suburbs, so I have to improvise) to pick some peppers and cucumbers, and check on the progress o...

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Saturday, 04 August 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageGrace Greater Than Our Sin

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 03 August 2018 02:58

This 'n' That

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imageYeah, I don't get it either, but somebody thought this picture was a good idea. It's hard to believe summer is speeding by so fast. Did you know that it's already August? It's curious to me how, even as an adult, I tend to view the summer months as a time of rest. As a child, teenager, and young...

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Saturday, 28 July 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageHow Sweet and Aweful Is the Place

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 27 July 2018 03:30

This 'n' That

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imageDoes anyone else tend to overthink things? I mean, really overthink things? I have a tendency to do this, at least with major circumstances. Sometimes this is good, because I find I've thought of a situation from every angle, so I'm prepared for whatever might come. Many times, though, it brings me...

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Monday, 23 July 2018 02:30

A Life Exhausted for Jesus

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imageThe Lord does not promise us a long life. Nor does He promise us a life free from trials. What He does promise His children is a life of abundance (John 10:10), both on this fallen earth, and exponentially more in the next life. Our abundant life in this temporal realm may not be marked by riches,...

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Saturday, 21 July 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageMore Love to Thee

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 20 July 2018 08:29

This 'n' That

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imageSo, it's 6:00 pm on Friday and I am just now writing this post. For comparison, I usually draft This 'n' That on Thursday, then make minor tweaks Friday morning before scheduling it to publish in the early afternoon. That didn't happen this week (obviously). It's just been one of those weeks,...

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Saturday, 14 July 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageA Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 13 July 2018 07:29

This 'n' That

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imageThere are nights when I turn off my lights, ready to drift into (hopefully) sound sleep, and I realize that my room is still bright, awash with the glow of the moon. Other nights, I awaken in the wee hours of the morning wondering who is shining a flashlight in my face, only to recognize that...

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Friday, 06 July 2018 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageWhen I sat down yesterday to draft this post, I didn't know what to write. Honestly, it's not been a great week and I'm dreading what today will bring. Some of you may know the details, most of you probably do not. It's been a very stressful few months and just as I was anticipating some things...

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Saturday, 30 June 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageSing Praise to God Who Reigns Above

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 29 June 2018 08:37

This 'n' That

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imageMy apologies for the late posting of this week's roundup. It's just been one of those weeks, and today has been one of those days! Is it just me, or does it seem like we have more and more of "those weeks" and "those days"? Oh well, I suppose it just keeps our eyes fixed...

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